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Rare Postage Stamps Quiz

A quiz on top rarest postage stamps in the world. 10 Questions.

 
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Which statement is false on the first postage stamp in the world?

  • It was first issued by the British in 1840.
  • It is also known as the One Penny Black.
  • It features the bust of England's Queen Elizabeth.
  • Its current market value is about US$3,000 for an unused one.

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How much was the Two Penny Blue postage stamp (1840) sold in 1993?

  • US$1,000,000
  • US$2,000,000
  • US$3,000,000
  • US$4,000,000

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Why is this Mauritius postage stamp issued in 1847 considered rare?

  • They had the words "Post Office" instead of "Post Paid".
  • They had the wrong bust.
  • They were issued in very small quantities.
  • They were not for circulation purpose.

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Who used these rare Hawaiian postage stamps issued in 1851?

  • Hawaiian natives
  • American missionaries
  • American mercenaries
  • American volunteer groups

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These rare postage stamps (1-cent Magenta stamp) issued in 1856 were used in which colony?

  • British Guiana
  • Dutch Guiana
  • Barbados
  • Montserrat

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Who was General Charles Connell who used his portrait in this rare New Brunswick postage stamp issued in 1859?

  • A governor
  • An army general
  • A postmaster
  • A lawyer

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Which country did not use these "Seebeck Reprints" postage stamps (1889 - 1899)?

  • Ecuador
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Brazil

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Why is this rare China "Special Delivery" Issue Stamp (1913 - 1914) so special?

  • It is China's first postage stamp.
  • It is the Far East's largest stamp.
  • It does not have a value on it.
  • It is world's largest stamp.

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What is unique about this rare US postage stamp issued in 1918?

  • It was issued just after the First World War.
  • The airplane was printed upside-down.
  • The airplane model was omitted on the stamp.
  • It was wrongly designed as "24 cents" instead of "25 cents".

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And finally, in which city shall the 'World Youth Stamp Exhibition 2014' be held from 1 - 6 December?

  • Pretoria
  • Adelaide
  • Singapore
  • Kuala Lumpur

 

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